you might've already covered this, but i was listening to the radio and heard there was a documentary called "Small Enough to Jail" about a Chinatown bank run by Chinese immigrants being scapegoated for the entire 2008 mortgage crisis and figured i'd ask. apparently it was on the radio bc Justin Lin is planning on directing a movie based on it?
I didn’t cover it but thanks for bringing it up. From Deadline:
Justin Lin will develop to direct a film based on the 2016 Toronto Film Festival documentary Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, about how a Chinatown bank run by a Chinese immigrant family because the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that crippled the global economy.
Perfect Storm Entertainment has optioned the docu and story rights to the Sung Family to tell the story of its fight for justice after it was scapegoated by prosecutors and accused of mortgage fraud by the Manhattan District Attorney. Meanwhile, giant institutions that wrecked the economy somehow got away unscathed from law enforcement. The Sung family waged a five year legal battle to defend itself and its legacy in the Chinatown community.
It’s ironic how white America knew exactly who was responsible for the crisis but decided to go after some random Chinese bank. The bank was eventually acquitted of all charges due to lack of evidence (obviously because they know who did it) but it goes to show how white America will play the victim and point fingers elsewhere.
Angry Asian Guy